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    Fantastic! We are very much a Native American state, the perfect place for this to happen. We need someone like her after eight years of our horrible republican governor, and hopefully we will end up with a democrat governor too.

    As the previous chair of New Mexico’s Democratic Party, Deb Haaland—an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna and the first native woman in the country to chair a state Democratic Party—helped lead the charge to flip the state house. If she’s elected this fall to represent New' Mexico's relatively progressive first congressional district, she will become the first Native-American woman in Congress.

    Having garnered endorsements from sitting members of Congress, including Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Haaland is running a campaigning on a platform that includes Medicare for All, protecting DACA, legalizing marijuana and keeping fossil fuels in the ground. She also aims to scale up renewable energy as an engine for job creation. On Thursday, the climate advocacy group 350 Action endorsed Haaland, along withMaryland gubernatorial candidate and former NAACP head Ben Jealous, in the organization's first backings of the cycle.
    We have a Republican governor right now, Susana Martinez. She has not done the best job for our state. So, in 2014 I ran for Lieutenant Governor, and ended up being on the ticket with the Democratic gubernatorial candidate who ran against her—Gary King. We lost in the general election, even though she’d been a terrible governor. We weren’t getting the message out well enough.

    After that experience—we also lost our state house in 2014—the morale of Democrats across New Mexico wasn’t very high. I felt I knew what needed to be done for the party, so I ran for the chair seat. I won, and we just got to work. I traveled all over the state and really wanted volunteers who had been working to get our Democrats elected to know that the party appreciated them a great deal. Ever since Donald Trump had announced his campaign, we had been messaging about that because he was saying so many outrageous things.
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    I like her campaign platform.
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    I like her campaign platform.
    Me too. I voted for her and Gary King four years ago but we lost.
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    Default Re: This Progressive New Mexican Could Become the First Native-American Woman in Cong

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    Me too. I voted for her and Gary King four years ago but we lost.
    Yes,great candidate for public office ABFwife...What an outstanding resume,to say the least...And just so there's no misunderstanding from the right claiming this is just another 'Bleeding Heart Liberal' running for public office,check out that resume,beginning with her Parents.

    Deb was raised in a military family...Her Father Dutch was a 30 year career Marine and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery for being awarded the Silver Star Medal for saving the lives of Marines in 1967 in Vietnam...Deb's Mom served in the Navy,met and married Deb's Dad while both were stationed at Treasure Island...So right off the bat,Deb understands...Honor...Duty...Courage...and Sacrifice...and now check out the rest of her resume...Impressive...Deb Haaland is exactly the type of 'Grass-Roots' Politician this Country so desperately needs.

    https://debforcongress.com/about-deb/
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